A Peek into Hitachi Astemo’s Testing and Validation Center in Paris

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Nestled in the heart of Paris, Hitachi Astemo’s Testing and Validation Center emerges as a leader in innovation and reliability for the automotive industry. Here, Thibault Hoguet, Head of Engineering Test & Validation, leads a robust team of over 200 R&D engineers dedicated to ensuring that every vehicle is equipped with the safest and most reliable braking systems available.

The center itself is a testament to Hitachi Astemo’s commitment to safety and excellence. The process of perfecting braking systems is intricate and demanding. From traditional drum and disc brakes to the avant-garde Smart Brake technology, the center is a hub where cutting-edge technology meets rigorous testing standards. This ensures that every innovation not only enhances vehicle performance but also adheres strictly to safety protocols.

Hitachi Astemo, formed from the merger of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa, and Nissin Kogyo in January 2021, is positioned as a global mega-supplier in the automotive industry. The conglomerate’s mission extends beyond just creating reliable automotive solutions. They aim to contribute significantly to a sustainable society by improving quality of life through advanced mobility solutions. These include electric powertrains for automobiles, advanced chassis systems, autonomous driving technologies, and systems designed for motorcycles.

At the core of their mission is the reduction of traffic accidents and congestion, enhancing fuel efficiency, and minimizing the environmental impact of vehicles through cleaner exhaust emissions. This commitment positions Hitachi Astemo not just as a leader in automotive parts manufacturing, but as a key player in the movement towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly society.

See also: Smart Brake by Hitachi Astemo – What is it, and who’s it for?

Back at the Paris center, every test run and simulation carried out by Hoguet and his team is a step toward this grand vision. The meticulous nature of their work ensures that only the best products make it from their labs to the streets, thereby safeguarding passengers and pedestrians alike.

The video accompanying this article provides a glimpse into the daily operations at the Testing and Validation Center. Viewers will gain insights into the precise and thorough processes behind the development of Hitachi Astemo’s industry-leading braking systems, underscored by a relentless pursuit of perfection and safety.

In a world where technological advancements drive progress, Hitachi Astemo’s Testing and Validation Center in Paris stands out as a prime example of how meticulous testing and a commitment to quality can lead to safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly automotive solutions.

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